36 posts tagged "Salvatore Ferragamo"
This weekend, 28-year-old Pablo Ganguli, the flamboyant curator of culture and creative characters, took his Liberatum festival for the arts to Hong Kong, co-curated with pianist Rosey Chan. Despite the endless black rain, the nonprofit three-day event, which featured lively talks with Pharrell Williams, world-renowned producer William Orbit, and Paul Schrader as well as installations by filmmaker Mike Figgis and a performance piece by Terence Koh, attracted editors and culture enthusiasts from around the globe. On Saturday night, the festival’s participants and spectators joined Ferragamo at Hong Kong’s Kee Club for dinner, dancing, and a surprise performance by one of the weekend’s most glamorous headliners, Spanish actress and Almodóvar muse Rossy de Palma. “As long as I can remember, Rossy has influenced me with her dynamic character,” Ganguli said.
The talk quickly turned to the festival’s temporary home. “When people talk about China these days, they usually talk about money,” said Vogue China’s editor in chief, Angelica Cheung, who turned up in a smart black Lanvin look. “The art scene in China, as everybody knows, is very active. But everything here is often commercial, commercial, commercial! More people should be doing things like this,” she added, noting that she particularly enjoyed Stephen Webster’s lecture, which took place at the festival earlier that day. (Webster, as it turned out, was in Hong Kong for reasons commercial as well as artistic: In addition to the fair, he was in town for a show of his jewels at Lane Crawford. “I brought all my best stuff because I really want to test it out here,” he said.)
De Palma made her grand entrance in a sequined Custo look, fluttering a black fan. “It was always my fantasy to come to Hong Kong. I am obsessed with China!” she said. It was her first time in the city, but her burlesque performance included an improvised homage: “Hong Kong, my darling, I love you!”
Today in Milan, the annual Salone del Mobile kicks off—the Milan furniture fair to me and you. And once again, fashion labels from both home and abroad and using the gathering to extend their reach from their clients’ clothes to their living spaces, debuting new collections and pieces.
Donatella Versace is one of Milan’s hometown heroes breaking out new wares for the occasion. “I think this is our ultimate home collection since it’s the perfect blend of fashion and design,” she told Style.com of the new offering. “It’s pure fashion in 3D! I wanted to make my outfits live in the homes of people and I think I finally succeeded. I love it because it is so direct and powerful that people will have no doubts when they see it: they’ll know it’s Versace.” It’s hard to imagine who else would combine leopard print, gold, heraldic crests, and crowns—on a single chair (left). But there’s subtler charm, too, in Versace Home’s gold-detailed leather sofa and undulating coffee table, debuting exclusively here.
If there’s no mistaking Versace, it’d be hard to mistake Maison Martin Margiela, either: the Maison has once again created a temporary apartment at the fair to showcase its furniture, produced by Cerruti Baleri. New for the season is the Lazy console table, scaled-down to off-kilter smallness, and a “shrinking” upholstered headboard, the Lolo (below). Continue Reading “Fashion And Furniture Meet In Milan” »
The windows of Ferragamo’s Fifth Avenue store were boarded up last night, but a few editors were allowed inside for a preview of the revamped two-floor flagship, which reopens to the public at 10 a.m. today. A label rep explained that the store’s 13-week renovation was an attempt to align its aesthetic with that of its creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, who was appointed in 2010, and to create a proper setting for the brand’s full line of ready-to-wear. Overall, the 20,000-square-foot space (which is Ferragamo’s largest, both in size and in revenue) has taken on a warm, more residential look compared to the previous stark white facade, with walnut wood floors, Venetian plaster, marble tabletops, and bamboo stone. Table sculptures and glass lamps were flown in from Italy, and the books that filled the bookshelves were curated by Giornetti himself. He wasn’t the only one to inject his personal touch. Wanda Ferragamo, Salvatore’s 90-year-old widow and the label’s steward (she still reports to Ferragamo’s palazzo headquarters daily), has taken a hands-on approach to the flagship’s redesign. She should be very pleased.
For the first time in history, the Louvre is opening up its doors for a runway show. In June, Salvatore Ferragamo is set to unveil its Resort collection on “a 400-foot runway under the archways of the Denon peristyle that frames the Louvre,” WWD reports. The grand affair will continue with a private dinner and tour of the museum. The fashion house has also been announced as the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming (March 29 to June 25) Louvre exhibition Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece.
A few photos of Gisele Bündchen’s Salvatore Ferragamo Spring ’12 ad campaign debuted at the end of December, but this morning the label released more images with the Brazilian beauty standing alongside model Noah Mills. (“I couldn’t see any other man standing by Gisele’s side, equaling her force and sensuality and maintaining her unaltered elegance,” Ferragamo creative director Massimiliano Giornetti said in a statement released by the label today.) The two, photographed by Mikael Jansson, are pictured basking in the endless summer sun at Golden Eye Resort in Jamaica. Equally as radiant as their glowing tans are the vibrant colors Giornetti used for the Spring collection. Here, a few of the latest images.